Tag Archives: Norn Iron

What Do Young People Think?

Over the weekend I was thinking a lot about my trip to Texas three months ago.The very last question put to me was ” What do young people in Norn Iron think? The question was put as we were all … Continue reading

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Ashes To Ashes…Norn Iron 1960s

I never really “got” Ashes to Ashes …or for that matter Inspector George Gently, Foyles War, Call The Midwife and WPC 54. Nostalgia…it’s not what it used to be. We live it seems in washy washy times and the only … Continue reading

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And Welcome To The Show…

A busy programme tonight but please speak one at a time and don’t all shout. I will be taking the first question from the spide on day release from Hydebank Young Offenders Centre. The second question from the Chav with … Continue reading

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A Lets Get Alongerist Writes….

It’s a strange thing that it is all going a bit wrong at the moment because clearly the two tribes….the sectarian nasty people….who are very different from me….have not read the script. The Loyalists….who are out on the streets rioting … Continue reading

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It’s Poppy Season

Poppy Season is a bit like the Christmas Season. It seems to start earlier every year. I saw my first one of 2012 in Portadown just after I got off the Dublin train. I personally have no problem with people … Continue reading

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“Welcome To Norn Iron”

It must be nice to live in a place where the “Welcome” signs are not controversial. The main story in today’s Irish News, the Belfast morning newspaper read by the North of Ireland’s nationalist/republican/Catholic community has been about the erection … Continue reading

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Are Norn Iron Comedians Brave Or Cowardly?

I was kinda glad that Rebecca Adlington won a bronze medal last night. She has been the victim of (basically) a hate campaign by Frankie Boyle, the Scottish “comedian”. If you feel that “hate campaign” over-states it, then I will … Continue reading

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Ulster (Rugby) Is The New Norn Iron (Football)

Way back in the 1960s, I attended a few football matches at Windsor Park. In my defence, I was much too younf to understand the significance of it all and anyway the mid 1960s was kinda peaceful. I was on … Continue reading

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Eligibilty (Political Football) A Guest Post from “Sammy McNally”

With the DUP turning up at GAA matches, SF ministers turning up at Windsor park and funds from Stormo being allocated to Sports facilities to be shared between Soccer, Rugby and GAA, you could be forgiven for believing that sport … Continue reading

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Reporting Norn Iron

Fascinating BBC Norn Iron documentary last night. Four journalists who had reported on Norn Iron for TV News returned to Belfast to talk about their time here. Martin Bell………I have always regarded as a pompous ass. He was easily the … Continue reading

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